Move over butt-cushioning potato chips! Give these kale chips a try instead, you just might be surprised.
Not only high in Vitamin A, but kale also gives dairy a run for its money as an excellent source of calcium in a more absorbable form. And why is that? Because magnesium works hand in hand with calcium getting it to where it needs to be and what is kale also full of? That's right, magnesium. Cow's milk, not so much.
This would explain why countries who drink very little to no cow's milk but eat a diet full of vegetables and leafy greens have way lower rates of osteoporosis than the countries who follow the dairy-rich Western diet. We are so set on drinking milk and taking calcium supplements that we forget (or don't realize) that calcium gets by with a lot of help from its friends. Without enough supporting magnesium and vitamin D, too much calcium does not do a body good.
So, if you are heading into the colder months, consider putting Vitamin D drops (and kale) on your next grocery list.